T-Birds Host Paula Palangio Memorial Meet

Friday, January 25, 2013   by: Chris DawsonThe CFB North Bay Thunderbirds were pleased to host the Paula Palangio Memorial Swim Meet this past weekend.

The meet’s name sake worked tirelessly as a volunteer and director for the Thunderbird Swim Team and was extremely active in NOER activities.

It is an honour for the T-Birds to host this meet in her name.

Leading the team in the pool were Ryan Venditti and Jillian Picco.

Ryan posted an impressive five first place finishes in his five events and Jillian attained four first place finishes and one second.

Jasmine Busschaert, Jane Chirico, Trael Daly-Stevens, William Hotson, Kylie Manning, and Alex Paptheodorou all had very strong results achieving top three finishes in all their events. Special mention goes to Trael Daly Stevens who broke a team record for the 100 Fly with a time of 1:46.41.

Both the T-Bird’s boys and girls 11 and 12 year old Free and Medley Relay Teams earned first place while the 13 and 14 year old boys captured the win for the Free Relay.

Sarah Allured, Adam Angelo, Leah Chirico, Michael Denomme, Samuel Denomme, Elle Louise George, Jenna Manning, Jaimee Reynolds and Madison Whittet managed top eight finishes in all of their events including many firsts. The remaining T-Birds, Cauri Ash, Rhianna Bovair, Ashleigh Brady, Morgan Brown, J. Ben MacNeil, and Rachelle Ouellette earned at least one top five finish; Olivia Trottier and Katelyn MacIntosh had personal bests.

Congratulations to all T-Birds swimmers, coaches, parents and volunteers for a wonderful meet. The Thunderbird Team would have made Paula proud.

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